The winter months are upon us. The days are shorter, the
temperature is cooler and the energy of the holiday season is
palpable (and visible).
People are drawn to yoga for a variety of reasons like gaining
flexibility, building strength, cultivating peace of mind or
healing an injury. Often times, people go to their first class
because of the encouragement or suggestion of a friend or colleague
that has already experienced yoga. Whatever draws someone to yoga
for the first time, the decision to take that first class can be a
The holiday season is just around the corner and it can be
difficult to maintain healthy habits through the winter months.
Thanks to neuroscience and psychology we have learned a lot about
how we form and change habits. These insights can help us stay on
track even with all the distractions the holiday seasons bring.